A Charlotte Christmas tradition

  • Dec. 3, 2003 6:00 p.m.

Did you know that the United Church’s Poinsettia Tea and Bazaar has been happening in Queen Charlotte for more than forty years? With a record like this, it deserves to be called a local Christmas tradition, Alison Gear writes. Every year tables are covered with homemade shortbread rings, pecan pies, Christmas cakes, gingerbread house kits, jams and preserves, plus an array of unique crafts, gift items and Christmas decorations. There’s something for everyone-with prices that even the youngest shoppers can afford. A special feature this Christmas is Harry Potter Floo Powder (stardust). You can also relax with a cup of tea or coffee served with delectable sandwiches and goodies. A recent addition to the bazaar is the Silent Auction. Beautiful items are available for the person who submits the highest bid. For the past several years, the church has been donating its bazaar proceeds to The Three Sisters-an organization which offers education, skilled training and employment to rural women of Nepal. Watch for the display table, “Empowering the Women of Nepal”, at the bazaar.
This year’s Poinsettia Tea, Bazaar, and Silent Auction will be held Saturday December 6 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm at Queen Charlotte United Church. Make it one of your Christmas traditions!